I peered into the moonlit sky one night
Which was not black but rather a metallic blue;
In that sea of a rich royal hue
The full moon displayed a brilliant light.
As if to outshine the sun’s blazing and vibrant daylight
That over the hours of day since ancient times has ruled.
As if in an unannounced contest to see whose best or right
Therefore shine gloriously it did that perfect orbed moon.
The fine moon dust paraded in vivid sheer white
Against the curtain of deep midnight blue
Glowing brightly over the land in deep darkness subdued
While surrounded by a host of minute starry lights.
Perhaps one day that cratered sphere will discover in the quiet lull of night
Peaceful contentment to reside in its dim and softer hue.